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Fit in my 40s: can a busy person like me lean tai chi? | Zoe Williams

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The opening moves will be familiar to anyone who has practised yoga, breathing, meditation or mindfulness Tai chi used to be something you’d see people do in parks, two decades before anyone did any other kind of exercise in parks. The natural world is psychically important to the practice. If you see an image of a pose, it’s always someone beneath a glowing sun, on top of a majestic rock. But sure, parks have nature, too, and they are better than your living room. I always thought tai chi looked ridiculous – the movements are so slight and distinctive and smooth: “Move like the water that flows, without any hesitation,” instructs
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